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RCSEd President’s Gold Medal Awarded to Professor Niall O’Higgins

14 July 2006

Professor Niall O’Higgins, immediate past-president of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) was recently awarded with the President’s Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).

Pictured from L to R were: Mr. A R Smith, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) and Professor Niall O’Higgins, recipient of the RCSEd President’s Gold Medal. The medal was awarded to Professor O’Higgins in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Edinburgh College over several years.

The President of RCSEd, Mr. A R Smith presented the medal to Professor O’ Higgins at a special ceremony held in the Edinburgh College last month. The RCSEd President’s Gold medal is awarded just once during each presidents term (every 3 years) and as such is presented to a recipient who the President feels has made an outstanding contribution to the College.

Past recipients of this prestigious award include His Majesty The Sultan of Brunei; Professor Arthur Kwok Cheung, Professor and Chairman of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; His Excellency Dr. H Kamuzu Banda, Life President of Malawi; and His Excellency Dr. Vincent Tabone, President, Republic of Malta.